Dirty Work Allowance

Award Definition

Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award 2010 [MA000089]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
A dirty work allowance of $0.71 per hour is payable to an employee doing work that a foreperson and the employee agree is of an unusually dirty or offensive nature. A minimum payment of $2.77 per day or shift applies to dirty work,provided that this amount will not be paid in respect of a specific job when other higher special rates are payable for that job on the same day or shift,and those higher rates exceed $2.77 on the particular day or shift.

What to pay

$0.71 per hour, with a minimum payment on any day or shift of $2.77


This allowance is based on a working condition or a disability as part of working a shift.

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance forms part of ordinary times earnings

Should payroll tax be paid on this allowance?

Include this allowance for payroll tax purposes

How is it treated on the payment summary?

Include this allowance as part of gross wages

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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